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Offline Stew

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Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« on: April 23, 2015, 09:13:53 PM »
Hi,

My name is Stew. I have been a resident of Jackson Heights for 14 years and I am opening a restaurant in the neighborhood.

We'll be offering contemporary American cooking. The current plan is for the restaurant to be open nightly for dinner, Thursday and Friday for lunch, and Saturday and Sunday for brunch. The interior will be modern, but not formal, and the restaurant will accommodate about 50 guests. Despite not wanting the atmosphere to be formal, service will be highly professional and unobtrusive.

The restaurant will be at 76-05 37th Avenue. I'll be taking possession of the space on Monday. While the address is currently a restaurant, I've been working with a designer, architect and contractor on renovations. These will will be extensive and take some months to complete. We hope to open by mid-September.

This is a gamble based on the belief that Jackson Heights will support a restaurant that is unlike anything that currently exists in the neighborhood, and on the belief that it is possible to create a restaurant here that will attract New Yorkers from other parts of the city.

We will be working very hard to prove that those beliefs are well-founded.

Thanks for reading this,

Stew

Offline Ms. Jackson

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 09:38:03 PM »
This is great news! I will happily welcome your restaurant to the neighborhood!

Offline will4food

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 09:57:22 PM »
So happy to hear this.  I wish you much success and believe that your restaurant will be embraced by the local community.

Offline toddg

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 01:43:16 AM »
Fantastic!  I wish you every success.  My only advice is to find a way to welcome families with kids.   This may not be a requirement in other parts of the city, but is certainly very helpful here.

For those keeping score at home, over the past decade we've seen this address evolve from a franchise (Baskin Robbins) to a sporadically excellent locally-owned restaurant (Mehfil) to a mediocre nationwide chain (Paradise Biryani Pointe) to this new local venture with high ambitions.  Hopefully local can win this time.

I'm looking forward to September!

Offline Jeffsayyes

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 08:49:10 AM »
Sounds great!

Offline dssjh

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 08:55:01 AM »
that sounds like a great concept and i certainly look forward to visiting and dining there -- easy enough since it's only a block away from our place. happy to hear about the location for that reason, and, to be honest, because you're taking over from a place that i never warmed to (when your colleague initially mentioned taking over from an existing restaurant, i crossed my fingers that it wouldn't be any of several places i do like).

best wishes for the renovation/build-out.

Offline earbears

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2015, 10:57:40 AM »
FANTASTIC

We need a new restaurant that is a nice place to visit.

Yes being family friendly would be great.
Delivery would also be really great.

Good luck and will definitely visit once you are open.

Offline spanky

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2015, 11:15:32 AM »
GREAT!!!  You have our support.

Offline lalochezia

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2015, 11:19:29 AM »
Good luck and best wishes.

We are rooting for you to provide something that will afford under-served people in the neighborhood a classy and delicious restaurant with a grown-up atmosphere, and will provide you joy, satisfaction and a good living!

Offline Crabby_Appleton

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2015, 02:39:20 PM »
Fantastic news! Could my dream of a strip steak (that I don't have to cook) and a nice glass of cab (that I don't have to pour) finally be coming true?

Offline goro

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2015, 02:52:01 PM »
This is very exciting news! Good luck, Stew!

Offline wk067781

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2015, 02:56:14 PM »
When do you anticipate this to open?

Offline Cyril108

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2015, 05:33:06 PM »
Sounds like a great addition to the neighborhood!

Offline fillmorep

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2015, 05:54:49 PM »
Wonderful!!! Have been hearing about this from others in our building and can't wait to try it. Will spread the word among other local foodies...

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2015, 06:05:54 PM »
Great news!  Especially for me.   :D   My husband needs more options in the neighborhood.  I love all the ethnic options and often go out with friends to have meals that he wouldn't enjoy.  It'll be nice to have another option for a meal with my husband!

Best of luck!  Look forward to your new restaurant.

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Re: Announcing a Little Jackson Heights Restaurant
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2015, 06:05:54 PM »